As ‘stop the clock’ passes into law, EU piles on the pressure for a meaningful ICAO agreement on MBMs
An agreement in principle on a framework to allow states and regions to immediately implement market-based measures (MBMs), together with a roadmap and timetable towards a global mechanism, are essential EU requirements from the ICAO Assembly in September, according to Jos Delbeke, Director General of the European Commission’s climate directorate and the EU’s chief representative in the ICAO negotiating process. He added the EU would also like to see more ambitious ICAO goals on technology and operational measures. Delbeke was speaking at a Brussels seminar organised by Peter Liese, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the inclusion of aviation into the EU ETS. Aviation industry representative Paul Steele told the seminar the sector wanted a single global MBM and not a “free for all” framework that allowed every state to implement its own measure.
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